Human Resources Management and Development

Staff By Function

La Veda Howell
Executive Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
(ext. 9249, JH 108)

    Organizational strategic direction
    University-wide HRM&D initiatives
    Ombudsperson/conflict resolution
    Faculty relations
    Organizational consulting
    Employment litigation
    Contract negotiations
    Position Request Committee (PRC) Member

Sherry Fiscus
Administrative Specialist
(ext. 9609, JH 108)

    Administrative support to Executive Director
    Provide administrative support to Director of Employee Relations
    Position Requests
    Job Postings
    Flowers for Life Events
    Service Awards and Retirement Recognition Programs
    Staff Expenses
    H-1B Visa & Permanent Residency Request Position requests
    HR website changes and maintenance

Anila Din
Director of Employee Relations
(ext. 6683, JH 144)

    Employee relations
    Conflict resolution and mediation
    Performance Management
    Employee off-boarding and exit interviews
    Unemployment claims
    ADA process management
    Title IX investigator and advisor
    FMLA administration
    Workers Compensation  

Sherri Heidenreich
HR Assistant
(ext. 9355, JH 144)

    Office receptionist
    General HR questions
    Basic benefit questions
    Coordination of status forms for processing and new hire paperwork
    Verbal employment verifications
    New employee orientation scheduling
    Exit interview scheduling
    Resume processing
    Tuition remission/exchange questions; sign off approval on forms
    Appointment scheduling for HR Staff

Nikila Stevens
HR Generalist
(ext. 9430, JH 144)

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Unemployment claims
    Performance Management
    Vacation/time-off information and corrections
    Employee off-boarding and exit interviews
    Maintaining and reporting turnover data
    General HR questions

Chandler Shambarger
HR Generalist
(ext. 8163, JH 144)

    Name/address and other personal data changes in PeopleSoft
    Data entry for new hire, termination, and all employment status changes
    Coordination of hiring/onboarding paperwork for faculty, staff, and students
    Payroll entry of status forms
    I-9 and E-Verify
    Affiliate Requests
    Provide reports to departments
    Research pay issues
    Payroll submission deadlines
    Vacation/time off information and corrections
    General HR questions

Kim Orbik
Benefits Specialist     
(ext. 9044, JH 144)


Anita Watts
Benefits Administrator   
(ext. 6380, JH 144)

    New faculty and staff benefits orientation and enrollment
    Benefit coverage & beneficiary changes
    Insurance plan administration:
        Medical, dental & vision
        Flexible spending
    Retirement plans (TIAA-CREF) 403(B)
    Tuition remission/tuition exchange
    Benefits exit interview
    HR website changes and maintenance
    General HR questions

Heather Vaughn
Human Resources Strategic Liaison & Project Manager
(ext. 9356, JH108)


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Human Resources Management & Development

4600 Sunset Avenue
Jordan Hall, Room 144
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9355
(800) 368-6852 ext. 9355
HR Assistant: Sherri A. Heidenreich